5 Low Maintenance Garden Ideas

On April 15, 2019 by Preeti Shah

Not everybody has the free time to devote to taming and tending to a flourishing garden. If you are strapped for time, you can still create a grand green haven with minimal effort.

These low maintenance ideas for gardens will help you to create a beautiful, relaxing outdoor space without the need for regular long and tiring gardening sessions!

Decorative Pieces

Decorative Pieces

A garden gnome. A pastel-painted bird box. A Buddha sculpture. There are so many cute and quirky garden ornaments and decorations. You can place in your garden to liven it up.

These decorations are incredibly low maintenance. Once you’ve placed them in your garden, they can sit there and look pretty! All you need to do is give them an occasional wipe down to remove the build-up of grime.

Be sure to avoid decorative water features unless you want to give yourself the task of cleaning out dirty water.

Fancy Fencing

 

Fancy Fencing

A hedge surrounding your garden can make you feel more with nature, adding more greenery to space, but it’s not the easiest thing to maintain.

A fence, however, is a far lower maintenance option.

Your fencing doesn’t need to look drab. You can leave it with a modest coat of wood stain for a more traditional, neutral appearance or you can whip out some outdoor paint and splash a little color into your outdoor space.

Opt for wooden fencing panels that have been treated by the suppliers so that you don’t need to deal with rot down the line.

Patio Paving

Patio Paving

Lighten your grass mowing load by laying a simple patio. If you pave it properly, you won’t have to deal with pruning weeds either.

A patio can add depth and order to a garden, as well as providing an attractive focal piece!

Pick paving stones that coordinate with the rest of your garden to achieve a complete look with next to no maintenance.

Stick To Containers

Planting Flowers

Planting your flowers straight into the ground is natural but will require high maintenance care in the long run.

You can still have the charm of your favorite plants without primary upkeep by planting them in individual containers. The container limits how much they can grow, and it’s easy to spot when you need to trim them back.

To add a bit of color and texture into the garden, you can mix up what containers you use. Wooden raised flower beds to give a nice rustic look, or you can pick hand-painted ceramic pots for a daintier landscape.

Mulch, Mulch Everywhere

Mulching

One of the most significant issues with introducing plantlife into your garden is having to pull weeds and other unwanted plant intruders. By lining your garden beds with mulch, you’ll suppress the growth of undesirable plant life.

Mulch can come in a variety of colors so you can coordinate it with your choice of flowers, pulling your garden aesthetic together.

It is also very absorbent, so it serves the dual purpose of watering your plants, saving you, even more, time and effort!

These five low maintenance garden ideas are musts for the low maintenance gardener. With just a little bit of initial effort, you can reap the rewards for months and years to come!

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